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    The fees below are effective from 2 October 2018. Certificates are distributed by registered post when you apply by post, online or in person with a Registry agent.

    All prices below include the postage and handling fee ($10 including GST). Please allow up to six days for delivery. Fees for alternative delivery methods, additional search and priority processing are indicated below:

    • Fee for international registered post: add $9
    • Fee to fax information to a Passports Office: add $43
    • Fee for each additional search of up to 10 years (Family history, Single status certificate): add $44
    • Fee for priority processing of certificate application (where applicable): add $27

    Fees

    ​Type
    ​$AUD
    Standard certificates: birth, death, marriage, relationship, replace change of name.
    $58
    Commemorative certificate package: includes 1 standard and 1 commemorative (add $26 for extra commemorative certificate).
    ​$84

    ​​Commemorative certificate on its own:
    order a commemorative birth or marriage certificate on its own (without a standard).


    ​$39
    Change of name: Fee includes registration and certificate. Add $54 if priority processing for registration and certificate is required.
    ​$190
    Single status certificate: see Single status certificate
    ​N/A
    Section 50 Search: includes initial 10 year search and certificate.
    $57​
    Family history certificates with registration number: births over 100 years; deaths over 30 years; marriages over 50 years.
    ​$34
    Family history certificates without registration number: includes 10 year search.
    ​$47
    ​Adding or removing parent information: add $58 for a certificate
    ​$71
    ​Birth record of an adopted person: see Adoptions
    ​N/A
    Recording a change of sex: includes registration and certificate.
    $131
    Relationship registration: includes registration and certificate. Add $40 if you require a letter confirming you have lodged an application.
    $218
    ​Revocation of relationship: add $58 if a certificate is required.
    $80
    Registry wedding business hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:00pm. Fee includes Lodge Notice; ceremony; standard marriage certificate.
    $433
    Registry wedding by special arrangement: Friday 6pm to 8pm, or weekend. Fee includes Lodge Notice; ceremony; standard marriage certificate.
    $546
    Registry wedding: Lodge Notice of Intended Marriage only
    $166​

    Credit card surcharge

    From 1 July 2016 a surcharge applies to all credit card payments to the NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages to recoup merchant interchange fees. Merchant interchange fees are incurred by government agencies when they accept credit card payments from the public or customers.

    All NSW Government agencies are required to impose surcharges to recoup the merchant interchange fees incurred when accepting credit card payments from the public or customers. Surcharge rates are based on cost-recovery only.

    For more information see NSW Treasury circular 12/13 [PDF 100kb]

    Surcharge rates

    The following surcharge rates apply to the different types of credit cards accepted by us. Surcharge rates are based on cost-recovery only.

    ​Card type
    ​Surcharge percentage
    Visa
    ​0.4%
    MasterCard
    ​0.4%
    ​American Express
    ​1.4%